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Library Street is a Short Block That Packs in the Awesomeness

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Curbed Best Blocks coverage is a round up of the the city's most desirable places to live. At least in our humble opinion. We wanted to highlight special places that don't necessarily have listings right now, but that we'd sure like to swoop in on the next time something becomes available. See a block we missed? Tell us about it.

Yes, Library Street has a library on it, and it is a lovely one. But it also has a great place to get pitchers of sangria (Vincente's) and one of the hottest new galleries to open in recent years (Long-Sharp Curis). Sure, half of one side of the block is a parking lot (how Detroit), but the existing architecture is polished and provides the ideal place to watch the People Mover scoot by from the upper floors.
On the corner near E Grand River, the six-story L. B. King and Company Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designed by architects Rogers and MacFarlane in 1910. As for residential offerings, it is hard to beat the beauty of the Library Lofts (above Vincente's) on any Detroit Street. We'd start stalking that place for their next opening right away. Residents can enjoy being within walking distance of the YMCA on Broadway, as well as baseball games at Comerica Park and petty much anything else in Greektown or Downtown.

This is our second post in the Best Blocks 2012 series. In case you missed it, our first post is here. We'll be back with more next week but in the meantime, keep the suggestions coming.

· The Alluring Library Lofts Have An Opening For a Lucky Renter [Curbed Detroit]
· Library Lofts Detroit [Official]
· Fourth St Near New Center Makes Peace With Weird Location [Curbed Detroit]

Library Lofts

Library St, Detroit, Michigan 48226